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Wynncom launches 7 dual-SIM handsets in India at cut-throat prices

21 May

As expected, Wynncom has unveiled 7 dual-SIM mobile phones in India. The domestic vendor has launched these handsets in three different categories – utility phones with high battery performance and multiple language support; multimedia range with camera, video player, wireless radio and expandable memory and a QWERTY handset with a pre-embedded IM client and social networking apps. The company has launched these handsets between the price range of Rs 1,500 and Rs 5,000.

Check out the specs of these 7 handsets launched by Wynncom –

Wynncom Y50 – Dual-SIM, QWERTY keypad, 2.0 MP camera with flash, video recording, expndable memory up to 8 GB, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio, MP3 player, EDGE, JAVA, Bluetooth, inbuilt motion sensor and Nimbuzz Messenger.

Wynncom Y30 – Dual-SIM , 2.0 MP camera, video recording, FM Radio, MP3 player, Bluetooth, GPRS and expandable memory up to 8 GB.

Wynncom Y22 – Dual-SIM , MP3 player, motion sensor, VGA camera, Bluetooth, GPRS and expandable memory up to 4 GB.

Wynncom Y21 – Dual-SIM , MP3 player, digital camera, video player and expandable memory up to 4 GB.

Wynncom Y20 – Dual-SIM, VGA camera with video recording, MP3 player, FM Radio, 3.5 mm audio jack and expandable memory up to 4GB.

Wynncom Y11 – Dual-SIM, MP3 player, video player, FM Radio, GPRS aNd expandable memory up to 4GB.

 Wynncom Y10 – Dual-SIM, audio player, FM radio with recording, video player and expandable memory up to 4GB.

Vodafone adds 3.08 new subscribers in Feb; wireless subscriber base crosses 563 mn

6 Apr

After leading for six consecutive months in monthly subscriber additions, TTSL (Tata Teleservices Limited) has finally given way to other carrier to take the lead this month. The charm of the snow-white zoozoos has just worked right for Vodafone as the carrier stands at the top spot by adding 3.08 mn new subscribers in February. Bharti Airtel stands second by adding 2.9 mn new subscribers and the third spot jointly shared by TTSL and RCom, adding 2.8 mn subscribers individually. The wireless subscriber base of our country has crossed 563 mn in February.

 

Carrier

February additions

Wireless subscriber base

 

(in millions)

(in millions)

Aircel

1.8

34.8

Bharti Airtel

2.9

124.6

BSNL

1.6

66.7

MTNL

0.07

4.9

IDEA

2.2

62.1

RCom

2.8

99.4

Vodafone Essar

3.08

97.2

Stel

0.2

0.7

Uninor

1.0

3.5

Tata Teleservices

2.8

63.1

 
Source: TRAI

Spice Retail acquires Karnataka based mobile retail chain: Global Access

27 Jan

Spice Retail , the multi-brand mobile and technology retail chain has announced the acquisition of ‘Global Access’, a well-known Karnataka-based mobile retail chain. Global Access has been a strong regional brand in Karnataka with more than 20 retail stores in the state’s capital Bangalore. With this acquisition Spice Retail will be able to mark its strong presence in the state of Karnataka.

 

Hotspot has been actively increasing its footprint in the country. Spice Group had also acquired the Indian operations of a Dubai-based mobile retail chain Cellucom last year. Cellucom India had close to 120 retail stores and after the merger; Spice Retail has a network of more than 700 Hotspot stores at present. The company is looking forward to its second acquisition in Southern India this year.

After taking over Global Access, Spice Retail is pursuing further expansion by adding new products in categories like imaging, gaming and various other novel products and services.  

Spice Digital joins hands with MTNL to bring 3G VAS products in the Indian telecom arena

31 Dec

After the launch of MTNL’s 3G network, Spice Digital has tied up with MTNL to introduce 3G VAS services in New Delhi. This launch makes Spice Digital the first VAS provider in the country to introduce 3G VAS products in the Indian telecom market.

 

Spice Digital will set up an extensive variety of VAS products on the MTNL network. Services such as Video on Demand, Live Aarti, Video Conferencing, Video Fun, Video Handy Cam and Video Greeting would be vividly available on demand. 
 

Video on Demand: Users would be able to choose from a wide variety of categories in the MTNL video library. The service will be available on both pay per usage and subscription models.

To subscribe to this service, a user needs to dial 5630011 chargeable at Rs 30 per month and the browsing charges will cost 30 paise per minute.

 

Live Aarti: This service allows devotional users to connect and watch Live Aartis from various religious locations. The current offering includes Live Aarti from Tirupati Balalji. To subscribe to this service, a user needs to dial 5630033 chargeable at Rs 30 per month and 30 paise per minute would be the browsing charges.

 

Video Handy Cam: This service is based on user generated content which allows users to create and record their own videos against the account created with subscriber’s mobile number. A user can view the latest recorded video and finally confirm to add that video into his personal library.

Users can also put their videos in the public library which will be in turn accessible to the entire set to subscribers for viewing. But prior to public access of a particular video, administrative moderation will play an important role. After authentication by the monitoring team, the video shall be available for public access. To subscribe to this service, users need to dial 5630022 chargeable at Rs 30 per month and the browsing charges will cost 30 paise per minute.

 

Video Fun: This service allows a user to record his/her own voice and insert it in a pre-existing video clip. To begin with the process, a user needs to select a particular video from the existing list and finally use that for modulation. This allows users to generate “user customized video clips” with their own voice or video overlapped on the existing video clips. To subscribe to this service, a user needs to dial 5630055 chargeable at Rs 30 per month.

 

Video Greetings:  With this service, a user can schedule any of the video greetings to be forwarded to the other party at predefined timestamp. It has a small library with video clips of occasional and regional celebrations. To subscribe to this service, users can dial 5630044 chargeable at Rs 30 per month.

Nokia to launch dual-SIM phones

18 Apr

Nokia is planning to launch phones capable of accomodating two SIM cards simultaneously. According to Vineet Taneja, director of marketing, Nokia India, the company will introduce such phones in the lower-end segment of its portfolio. “There is a market for dual-SIM phones in the entry-level segment where users keep switching between operators to take benefit of new achemes,” said Taneja.

Currently, import of dual-SIM phones has been restricted in India because of a claim by a Madurai-based man who claims that these phones infringe his local patent. The case is presently sub-judice. Other handset vendors like Samsung and Spice are quite aggresive with their dual-SIm phone offerings. Well, with Nokia planning to gate-crash the party, the segment can only get more exciting.

Spice Group acquires 100 pc stake in Cellucom India

2 Feb

According to The Economic Times, the Spice Group has bought 100 per cent shares in the Indian arm of Cellucom, a Dubai based mobile retail chain. In an all share swap deal, the Spice Group acquired 100 per cent shares in Cellucom by swapping 26 per cent stake in its mobile retail venture, Hotspot.

 

The Cellucom stores will be renamed HotSpot Cellucom, until a new brand name is announced for the entity. An investment of Rs 1000 crore is expected in the retail chain this year, according to BK Modi, chairman, Spice Group, who added that the retail space has been suffering from lower margins for quite some time now. 

 

Cellucom has 120 stores across the country which, added to the 500 Hotspot retail stores, will bring the total number of stores with the Spice Group to 620.

 

Spice S940: A phone bookworms dig

27 Jan

Ever had the urge of preparing for your competitive exams on your cellphone? Well, we haven’t had that one yet, but if you do then you should be looking out for the Spice S940. Launched today in India, the S940 comes preloaded with an application from an online portal that helps your prepare for CAT, IIT and other competitive exams. Other applications include ’email2sms’ that serves your mails via SMS and a friend finder application from an Indian social networking portal.

For Rs 5,999, the S940 offers a 2.0 MP cam, FM radio, music player and an excuse to not open a book to study.